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Misha Dichter joins philharmonic for opener
The Brevard Philharmonic will launch its new season at 3 p.m. Sunday with pianist Misha Dichter at the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College.
Dichter burst onto the world's music scene in 1966, winning the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition when he was just 20 and a student at the Juilliard School.
He made his New York debut in 1968 with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic.
He will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," Op. 43, with the orchestra.
Dichter was born in Shanghai, where his parents had fled from their native Poland at the outbreak of World War II. They eventually settled in Los Angeles, where he began piano lessons at 6.
Since winning the silver at the Tchaikovsky half a century ago, he has had a nearly nonstop career as soloist with major orchestras around the world and as a chamber musician, often performing duo-piano works with h
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